LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2007) Researchers in endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are making several presentations at the upcoming annual meetings of The Endocrine Society (June 2-5, 2007) and the International Pituitary Congress (June 5-7, 2007).
At The Endocrine Society meeting, Shlomo Melmed, M.D., director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of the worlds experts on human growth hormone and the pituitary gland, will be presenting The Year in Pituitary, an overview of new research in the field including innovative insights linking the pituitary gland to the understanding of systemic illness, mental disorders and the aging process, advances in subcellular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of pituitary disorders, and the publication of new data reflecting long term medical treatment outcomes in patients with acromegaly. Melmed, who is president and founding member of the Pituitary Society and president of the International Society of Endocrinology, will also highlight challenges scientists continue to face continue to face as they advance the diagnosis, treatment and understanding of endocrine disorders. (Plenary session)
The two other presentations by Cedars-Sinai researchers at The Endocrine Society meeting are:
Management of Acromegaly: Prolactinoma, Cushings and Acromegaly: an Update in Medical Therapy for Pituitary Ademomas, (Ancillary Symposium)
Bench to Bedside: Effects of Hormones on Breast Cancer, Oct-1 Induces hPTTG1 Expression in Human Breast Cancer (Poster Presentation)
The following presentations will be made by Cedars-Sinai researchers at the International Pituitary Congress:
Comparison of Endoscopic Endonasal and Microscopic Endonasal Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma (Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 p.m. poster presentation)
EGF Receptor Mediated Control of Pituitary Tumor Growth and Hormon